Exercise! - Measuring Fat Percentage.

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12-13-2008, 01:39 PM
WHat is the most accurate way to measuer my percentage of fat?
I had trouble using the caliper technique and want to be able to track my muscle to fat ratio so that I can make sure that when I loose weight it is fat and not muscle.
Any Ideas?

12-13-2008, 01:57 PM
Getting dunked :) I am lucky that there is a place near me that does this, so I go every few months. The caliper test for me was off by 7% and NOT in the right direction! :mad: When I went to get dunked, the owner told me that he has tested people that the calipers are off by as much as 17%!!

Here is the link to the place I am aware of. They have mobile units all over the place. Might find one near you.. http://www.getdunked.com/home/default.asp Click on locations or View calendar

12-13-2008, 02:21 PM
Linda, thanks. There's one not too far from me. I'll have to Get Dunked one of these days :)

12-13-2008, 02:45 PM
This place also tests your RMR - Resting Metabolic Rate so you know how many calories you burn at rest instead of relying on the online estimates. I got both done and it was so worth it!